Costa Kotselas

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Costa Kotselas
Costa in studio, Los Angeles California.jpg
Costa in studio, Los Angeles,CA
Background information
Birth name Constantine Evangelos Kotselas
Born (1966-01-06)January 6, 1966
Fairfax, VA, United States
Genres Film score, Television Score, video game score, electronic, Metal, Pop, Ethnic Music
Occupation(s) Musician, film composer, music producer
Instruments Guitar, keyboard, MIDI master keyboard, synthesizer, Cubase
Years active 1999–present
Website www.messogeon.com

Costa Kotselas (born January 6, 1966) is an American film composer, producer and guitarist. He works in a variety of genres including film, pop, electronic, ethnic and Metal.[1] He is known for combining modern rhythms and sounds to create entirely new compositions that could not have been possible at the time while staying true to the original style and form of the film. His music appears in the TV series "Charmed" and "Beverly Hills 90210", in films including "Domino", "The Girls' Room" and his aggressive metal style guitars can be heard in films like "From Paris With Love" and the Video games "Call of Duty: Ghosts" and "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare".[2][3]

Early Life and career[edit]

Born to Greek parents in Fairfax, Virginia USA, he spent most of his summers in Greece and traveling through Europe, where he gained early exposure to different cultures' music, art and religions. At an early age he began playing guitar and had a natural ability to play almost anything he heard by ear. In 1995, Kotselas moved to Los Angeles, CA and began working for Steinburg, the makers of Cubase music software. This position began his musical journey to working with some of his favorite film composers including, Hans Zimmer, Harry Gregson-Williams, Dave Buckley, Graeme Revell, Paul Haslinger and many others. Kotselas worked directly with Zimmer and Gregson-Williams in all aspects of film composition and production in over 30 films.[4][5][6][7]

Discography[edit]

Guitarist Credits[edit]

  • From Paris With Love (Guitars)
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Guitars)
  • Beer Pong Saved My Live (Guitars)
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts (Guitars)

Film and Television Credits[8][9][10][edit]

2000–2002[edit]

  • "Black Hawk Down" (Sony) Assistant, Sound Design, Drum Loop Programming
  • "Spirit" (DreamWorks) Assistant

1998 – 2002[edit]

  • "Bait": Consulting, Sound Design, Drum Loop Programming

1996 – 2002[edit]

  • "Crazy Beautiful" Consulting
  • "Blue Crush" (Universal) Consulting

1999 – 2002[edit]

  • "Titan AE" (Fox) Consulting, Sound Design, Drum Loop Programming
  • "Human Nature": Consulting, Sound Design, Drum Loop Programming

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